Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop: Weekend One



Welcome to Round One of the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop!  There was so much response to the Christmas Cards & Cookies Blog Hop that it had to be split between two weekends. This is Round One and begins Saturday, Dec. 3rd, continuing through Sunday, Dec. 4th. Round Two will be held next weekend. We have a talented group of women who love papercrafting and baking. Each of them is sharing a recipe for a yummy Christmas treat along with a Christmas card or tag. Hopefully, you’ll pick up some great ideas for your own Christmas gift giving this season. So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and enjoy!

I made a Christmas card using some super cute Doodlebug paper!  The snowman is from a diecut swap I was in last year.  I made this diecut with a Sizzix die.  It's one of my faves!  I filled in the hearts with red stickles and used a white puffy paint pen for the white wavy accents on the arms and legs.  The scarf was some fancy ribbon I had in my stash.  The scarf and ribbon are actually red IRL (in real life).  Unfortunately, the colors don't show up so well here.  Last, I added faux stitching with a pen.  I made a few of these last year and kept them to use this year.  So glad that I did!

Now, for my recipe:


ROLO COOKIES

Ingredients: 

1 box devil's food cake mix
2 eggs
1/3 c oil
Rolo candies

Mix the first 3 ingredients.  Take a small portion, just enough to wrap around a Rolo candy.  Shape into a ball.  Bake at 350 degrees on greased cookie sheet for approximately 7-9 minutes.  Dust with powdered sugar (optional).

That's it!  Easy peasy!  These are always a crowd pleaser.  The caramel gets nice and gooey when the cookies are fresh out of the oven.  YUM!  If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment with your email address, and I'll get back to you.  Don't forget to return next week for Round Two of the Christmas Cards and Cookies Blog Hop.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Please be sure to visit Robin's blog next to see what she has to share with you!

Below is the complete blog hop lineup:  

28 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and wonderful cookie recipe. I can't wait to try them.

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  2. OOOH, Dena, those cookies look SO tasty! I ♥ Rolos, so this might be one that I'll have to bake. The card is super-cute!

    Fondly,
    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
    E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

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  3. Yum!! I'm so making these! Thanks for hosting a great Hop!

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  4. so cute and oh so yummy too Great hop idea

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  5. YUM! It looks so good! I will have to try this! Christina

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  6. I have got to say that's cutest Gingerbread Man Card that I have seen! Adorable! Love that paper and the Rolo Cookies look so good! I haven't had a Rollo in forever. This would be so fun for me and my Grandkids to make together. Thanks for the recipe. Going to start hopping now. Merry Christmas to you and your family. :0)
    cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com
    cindys-greencricut.blogspot.com

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  7. Those look so Yummy!! Thanks so much for putting this hop together and allowing me to be apart of it.


    http://racincrafts.blogspot.com/

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  8. very cute!! & thx. for this recipe{copied & just printed it} adding to my Christmas bakin..
    texasgrama7@gmail.com

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  9. Oh My Goodness. I stumbled onto this hop. Love the card and wow the cookies sound so yummy!!! Linda Harris Lsunflower58@aol.com

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  10. What a gorgeous card and yummy cookies!!! Thanks for sharing them with me!!! Have a wonderful rest of the weekend!!!

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  11. Super cute card and the recipe sounds so easy to make and yummy.

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  12. Yum! Can't wait to try this recipe. And the card is adorable!:-) Off to check out the links. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. your card is so cute & Yumm I love rolo's may have to try this recipe one day!

    staci
    staci412@optonline.net

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  14. What a sweet card! And those cookies look delicious :)

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  15. Love the gingebread man card, very pretty...
    And delish on the cookie recipe....Love them rolo's too!

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  16. Super cute card and the cookies look amazing. Oh my!

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  17. Hey D girl! Love that sweet gingerbread man! The card is super cute and I love all the colors you used - very festive! Those cookies look delish too - I wonder if I could use mini peanut butter cups instead of the Rolo? Have a great Sunday and see you on da book! xoxo, Linda

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  18. yummy!! will be tryin these this year

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  19. Thee look absolutely delicious something new to try for the holidays. TFS Love your card it is too darn cute! Great job Hosting this hop enjoyed participating with you!!!
    Big Blog Hugs! Janet

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  20. Cute card and super yummy looking cookies. I'm a new follower and fellow "hopper". Thanks for having me in your hop.

    Robin
    www.scrapandchat.blogspot.com

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  21. Oh my gosh, I have to tell you my hubby was looking over my shoulder as I was reading and saw your cookies and said "Oh wow now thats a cookie I could mow, that looks awesome....what are you looking at?" hehehe yup you have a winner. I will post back after my attempt at your cookies.
    Theresa
    tmdettloff@gmail.com

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  22. Dena, your gingerbread man looks good enough to eat and so do your cookies!!! Fantastic card :) So glad to be in this hop with you!

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com/

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  23. Oh Dena, what a very sweet card - love your gingerbread man! And those cookies - YUM!!

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  24. Hi Dena,
    Love your gingerbread man, soo cute!
    Your cookies sound like a recipe I could try with the grandkids, thanks for sharing the recipe.
    Have a Merry Christmas!

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  25. Theresa: Can't wait to hear your hubby's review! :)

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  26. Love the card and recipe! yummy...so glad to be in the hop with you! TFS :)
    Kari

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  27. Cute Card & the Cookies look yummy! Sorry I'm so late in hopping but I just got my computer back. Thanks for hosting the hop! Great idea!
    www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com
    craftycardgallery at gmail dot com

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